Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, with Liber Primus Games, indie developer and creator of gamebook series Narborion Saga, today released their joint project – an addictive multiplayer gamebook, the first of its kind based on world-class novelist and Crysis 2 and Syndicate writer Richard Morgan’s book trilogy A LAND FIT FOR HEROES. This fantasy title which represents the first book in the trilogy is now available on the Play Store for Android devices, App Store for iPhone, iPad, iTouch and Amazon for Kindle Fire. Steam for Windows PC will launch closer to Christmas in late December.
“I am extremely delighted to announce that A LAND FIT FOR HEROES gamebook is finally out.” said the author Richard Morgan, “It’s amazing to see the vision of my books receive a new life in a digital game-book format. All fantasy fans will appreciate the power in their hands to choose the destiny of a character and explore above and beyond the original story.”
A LAND FIT FOR HEROES is a profound story of three distinct characters falling into a sequence of bloodthirsty events full of gore and mystery. It is not your average gamebook; A LAND FIT FOR HEROES is darker, deeper and very explicit, primarily its narrative is targeted towards a mature audience. The main characters are not traditional heroes but outcasts with marred souls and questionable pasts. This is a story and character design with a truly dark twist; readers may be shocked but they will still be enthralled by Morgan’s rich and mysterious dark fantasy presented in an entirely unique format for the book series.
About A LAND FIT FOR HEROES
Based on Richard Morgan’s trilogy of dark fantasy novels, A LAND FIT FOR HEROES is the new interactive gamebook experience telling the story of three unlikely heroes with three interlocking storylines. Kirellin of House Caith is a skilled war veteran, a man with a death wish who suffers the mental trauma from years of combat. Calnar is a young Majak warrior,repeatedly raped by his father during his childhood, he channels his inner rage as one of the fiercest fighters in bloody combat. Ilaria is an accomplished thief with a tortured past filled with violence and personal anguish. Each of their paths will cross in this adventure where they are tested to the extreme – but wherein the reader decides upon their fates. Children go missing in the marshes. Ancient spirits awaken. Powerful machine-demons manipulate the fate of mankind. But all of this is just a game for even darker forces. In the first of its kind, bestselling author Richard Morgan brings his trilogy of novels to life as a three-player gamebook set in the world of Land Fit For Heroes.
About Liber Primus Games
Established in 2014 Liber Primus Games is a small Indie developer based in Budapest, Hungary. The studio’s ultimate goal is to bring immersive story driven games to the digital marketplace. Their previous gamebook titles include The Narborion Saga I, II & III.
About Richard Morgan
Richard Morgan was, until his writing career took off, a tutor at Strathclyde University in the English Language Teaching division. He has travelled widely and lived in Spain and Istanbul. His is a writer of novels and comics, and has won the ARTHUR C. CLARKE, the PHILIP K. DICK and the JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARDS. The movie rights to the first Takeshi Kovacs novel was optioned by Joel Silver and Warner Bros on publication, and a film version is currently in development with Mythology Entertainment.